National Geographic : 1919 Jul
LINCOLN AND COTSWOLD EWES, WITH THEIR HALF-BLOOD KARAKUL LAMBS, ON A KANSAS RANCH: OWNED BY MR. L.M.CRAWFORD Karakul rams have usually been mated to ewes of American breeds, since size and stamina are notcommon inthoroughbred stock. But quality rather than size is desired in the lambs, many of which are still-born. Glove linings and opera-coat trimmings aremade from the smallest skins. Mongolian lambs are creamy white in color and the curl of the hair is loose and soft, quite different from the delicate, glossy black skins of the broadtail variety.